boss (one) about

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boss (one) about

To tell one what to do. This phrase is often used to emphasize that someone's behavior is controlling and unwarranted. You can't boss me about just because Mom isn't here! My friend at work got promoted, so now he thinks he can boss me about.
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Should we storm out of the family home like a rebellious teenager, go it alone and stuff the commissioners who boss us about, or would that mean ending up sleeping on a friend's floor with no dinner money for tomorrow?
We stood up to them, and we didn't let them boss us about."
How he loves to boss us about! And what a shock he has in store!